This ceremony went, to no surprise, extremely well... Besides the fact that I was more than a few days late on closing the polls... My bad guys! Again, obvious users won, and Congratulations to them! But next ceremony, lets try to nominate not so likely users, just to spread the fun.
We tried a new category this ceremony, "Best Comment Overall", and I don't think we'll be permanently adding that one to our list of categories. It didn't cause any problems, however it did cause some confusion. It was a nice addition to this ceremony to make it unique, but it's too much of a hassle for myself, and the voters to keep it. Perhaps we'll bring it back in one of the next ceremonies...
The polls went up quickly, so fast in fact, that I forgot The Awards, and forgot to close them on time! HA! The community did a great job, and I would write more, but this took so long, I forgot how things went! Sorry...
I do however, want to apologize to Renatabls, this ceremony's winner of the Nicest category. I misspelled your name, adding an "e" before the "s"... It was an honest mistake, and I just wanted to let you know it was an accident and I couldn't change it because it would have reset the poll, if not it wouldn't do that, I would have changed it immediately, and I'm sorry.
"Who knew that something like this, made just to pass the time, would become such a popular thing? I am very thankful." - Ian Bernard
Coming up with the name was easy. Most asked me how I came up with the name, I guess the only answer would be I just enjoy having a good time, and watching The Beach, I realized Hawky was never really spoken of, and I didn't have to think about the name at all, it just came to me.
There was some planning involved however, I had to make the templates that would be given out to the winners, and during that process I learned a lot about the wiki. My inspiration actually came from Courage, when I was looking at all of his blogs. He had a similar blog, but it wasn't getting much attention. I knew if I wanted people to see this, it had to be right. So, I did what any desperate person would do and completely strayed from my personality, and got very "professional". I was really just trying to have fun, and then it snowballed from there.
This user would be the one that speaks their mind, and are very passionate about it. They don't usually back down and reason with anyone, but this is great toward their character. This shows the user is strong in his/her beliefs, and is an honorable epithet.
This user is as friendly as they come. They say the nicest things that just make your day. This is the award that shows a user is one you can trust to message and ask questions, for they wont hesitate to help you out, and maybe make your troubles seem far behind you.
This user has all the answers. They're the fist ones to help out the nonies, and always have the right answer. This award shows that users smarticles, for they are the true genius.
This user is hilarious. They can get you to bust out laughing out of no where, making you look like a fool in front of the public. This user should consider this award a monument to their funny-bone.
This user really gets their point across. They post the most informative, lengthy comments that make perfect since, and explain every detail of the subject. They are our true tinkers, and really break it down. They should consider themselves the Ghandi's over our community.
The user that wins this award is the one that is the true Hawky. He/She is constantly asking questions, discussing topics with anyone, giving advise, answering the questions he/she has the answer to, and always the first you see putting up comments. This award is the most elite, showing their true passion, and displaying their true Hawky Spirit.
Best Comment Overall
This user has posted the BEST comment out of them all. This comment is amazing and has really made an impact in the community, or has completely shifted the direction of a discussion. This user is more like "The Wise Owl" of a Hawky. Very moving, and/or inspiring, posting the Best Comment Overall.
No nominating yourself. If a user is caught nominating themselves, that user will have their right to be nominated for that month taken away. If that user gets three strikes, by getting caught nominating themselves three times, their right to be nominated will be taken away for a period of six award ceremonies.
Anonymous Users cannot be nominated. This is not because of a prejudice against anons, it's because of the fact that they will not be able to receive the award template that should be placed on their user page.
No Supporting yourself. This is simply because you earn the awards from other users, not yourself. If a user is caught logging out, then supporting themselves, the nomination will be forfeit, and that user will be ineligible of being nominated for the month. If that user gets three strikes, by getting caught supporting themselves three times, their right to be nominated will be taken away for a period of six award ceremonies.
No Supporting your nomination. This is because when you nominate someone, that nomination is considered a supportive gesture. The User needs to be nominated, then get three separate supports.
No Slander If you and the nominated user have a problem with one another, please don't bring it into the awards. Simply be nice.
No Replying to a closed nomination. When a nomination is closed with the "done" or "not done" template, please don't continue to reply. That nominee can post one reply, thanking his supporters.